Catarina Natividad "Katy" Lara
February 13, 1936  -  March 9, 2018

Catarina Natividad "Katy" Lara

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, March 16, 2018
7:00 pm
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
2633 Conover
Odessa, TX  79763
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Lucio and Catarina (Katy) age 82, of Odessa, TX, were greeted at the gates of Heaven by Jesus on the weekend of March 9, 2018. They left this world hand in hand.

Lucio was born March 4, 1936 in Pecos, TX to Faustino and Francisca Lara. He was employed by Roy Lindsey, and Jones Brothers for many enjoyable years before becoming a self- employed entrepreneur with Double LL Trucking. Lucio had a huge passion for music, his guitar always at hand ready to entertain his family and friends.

Catarina (Katy) was born February 13, 1936 in Toyah Vale, TX to Bonifacio and Julia Natividad. She was employed by Reeves County ISD and Ector County ISD as a bus driver for 55 years. Katy lived her life for her family and friends, she knew no strangers.
Katy and Lucio were devout, faithful Catholics and parishioners of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for 35 years. They followed the teachings of Jesus by helping any and every one as much and as often as they could.

They are preceded in death by their parents, twin infant sons, their son, Raul Lara, Sr. and 7 of their siblings, son in-law, Tony Delgado, granddaughter, Kassie, twin great grandsons, Mason and Ramon IV.

They are survived by the family members that they so dearly loved.

Lucio is survived by his brothers, Nasario V. Lara, Miguel V. Lara; twin sisters, Delma Lozano, Delia Florez.

Katy is survived by her brothers, Sgt. Pedro Natividad, Benito Natividad as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Katy and Lucio are survived by their children, Lori Varela and husband, Oscar, Carol Delgado and husband Tony, Louie Lara and partner, Jeff Terry of Ft. Worth, TX, Angie Pino and husband, Joe of Midland, TX, Belinda Lara and husband, Guadalupe Velasco; grandchildren, Melissa, Cyndi, Christina, Raul Jr., Jaime, Mark. Joe Ray, Jennifer, Kassie, TJ, John Paul, Joey, Matthew, Marissa and Vanessa; 26 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and Katyโ€™s beloved puppy dogs, Peewee and Toby.

Pallbearers for Lucio will be his nephews, Luis Lara, Carlos Lara, Junior Lara, Esteban Lara, Billy Lara, Miguel Lara, Jr., Tomas Lara and grandson, Aaron Alvarado.

Pallbearers for Katy will be her grandsons, TJ Delgado, John Paul Delgado, Matthew Pino, Joey Pino, Jaime Varela, Mark Varela, Joe Ray Varela, and Raul Lara, Jr.

Rosary will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Juan Fernando Bonilla, MSP, officiant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family of Lucio and Katy Lara would like to thank all of our family and friends for the huge outpour of support and love during such a difficult time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign their guestbooks at


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  1. Carolyn Travis
    Odessa, TX

    My dear friends you will always be with me in my heart. I'm going to miss y'all so much but I'm thankful that God made the Lara family a part of my life.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  2. Elda Molinar
    odessa, TX

    May God Bless the Lara family and may he continue to give you peace and comfort through this very difficult time. Prayers for you and the family.

  3. Grabiel and Lisa Lara

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family may they both rest in peace and may Perpetual light shine upon them. God give you all strength and we will continue to pray for each and everyone of you. Blessings to you all.

  4. Valerie Martinez
    Midland, TX

    Our deepest condolences from our family to yours during this difficult time. May the Lord give each of you peace and comfort.
    Jeffrey and Valerie (Lara) Martinez & family

    Odessa, TX

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Katy and Lucio Lara. May our Lord comfort you and your family throughout your time of mourning. Will never forget our very sweet and friendly longtime nieghbors. May they both be resting in paradise.

  6. Tommie Vasquez
    Lubbock, TX

    May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you

  7. Ruben Fuentes
    Haltom City, TX

    My deepest condolences to the Lara. My though and prayers are with you all.

  8. Pablo Gonzales and family
    Pecos, TX

    Nuestros sentidos pesames. Que Dios les de fortaleza y paz en esta gran perdida y que reciba ha nuestra hermana en sus manos.

  9. Susie Pallan Stringer

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your parents! We are praying for your family!!

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